Camden Jewell, a 2019 graduate of Pierce County High School and the son of John and Tanya Jewell of Blackshear, has been recognized as the top student film writer in the United States. Jewell’s National Student Production Award is the first ever for Pierce County High School.

Patterson kicked off the Christmas season with its first-ever “Ray of Light” event Saturday evening. The self-guided tour will continue through December 18. A kick-off event for the tour was held in the Olde Town area on West Railroad Avenue featuring hot cocoa, hot apple cider, Christmas li…

The Christmas shopping season kicked off Thanksgiving weekend with several stores reporting steady sales buoyed, at least in part, by the local Shop Small promotion.

Obituaries

Claude A. Smart, 90, of Blackshear, died Monday, November 29, …

Jared Walker Lane, 19, of Blackshear, passed away Monday, Nove…

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Travis Earl Stone, 64, of Blackshear, passed away Monday, Nove…

I was not going to write a Thanksgiving column this week for a couple of reasons. First, that is the predictable thing to do when you have to churn out a weekly column. I pride myself on being unpredictable.